macintosh GUI was OK
Posted Apr 9, 2004 22:25 UTC (Fri) by anon
In reply to: The Nautilus spatial interface
Parent article: A look at GNOME 2.6
Actually, moving to "new window for every directory" is a step back
towards the original Mac Finder, and away from modern browsers. It's more
like moving the accelerator pedal back up as a handle instead.
This is an opinion, not a fact. Also, a file manager is not a browser.
I personally think the Mac got the file management aspect correct, and
"progress" since then has been towards harder-to-use gui's. People are
better at quickly picking things out based on location, color, size, than
by a complex file name.
However, if you're used to one or the other, it will be easier to use the
one you're used to.
I think that having both browser and file manager interfaces on Nautilus
is a good design decision.
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